Petters Aviation and its subsidiaries file for chapter 11

Petters Aviation and its subsidiaries, including MN Airlines LC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Sun Country Airlines will continue to operate and fly its regular flight schedule. Stan Gadek, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Country said,

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Moog supplying integrated flight control system on Gulfstream G250

Moog was selected by Gulfstream Aerospace as the complete flight control system supplier for the Gulfstream G250 business jet. The Company has been working on design and development activities since 2007. The system includes flight control computers, primary and secondary flight control actuators, high lift system, cockpit sensors and miscellaneous components. Moog will also provide integration and certification support for the G250.

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Vibroair orders four executive jets from Embraer

Vibroair Flugservice GmbH & Co. KG signed a contract for two Phenom 300, one Legacy 500, and one Legacy 600 executive jets. The Legacy 600 is scheduled for delivery in 2009, and is already included in Embraer’s second quarter 2008 firm order backlog. The Legacy 600 will be dedicated to private charter operations in Europe, and will be based at Dusseldorf Airport.

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Gulfstream introduces the new Gulfstream G250

Gulfstream Aerospace announced the introduction of its newest super mid-size business jet: the Gulfstream G250. The G250 is capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach and has a maximum operating speed of 0.85 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet, where it can avoid air-traffic congestion and adverse weather. Gulfstream projects the G250 will be certified in 2011 and expects to begin customer deliveries of the new aircraft the same year. The first flight of the aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2009.

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JetCorp introduces the Renaissance Series CRJ100/200 executive conversion program

JetCorp Technical Services announced its newest executive interior product line, the Renaissance Series CRJ100/200. Two of the VIP-configured airframes are scheduled for a fall delivery to launch customer AeroManagement, a VIP aircraft management company. As the executive conversion market continues to expand, St. Louis, MO-based JetCorp is well positioned to become a leading service provider in this market. JetCorp has long standing recognition as a premier provider of technical aviation services for other Bombardier airframes including the Challenger 601 and 604 models. This experience has made the executive conversion process a natural progression for the company’s staff of highly talented Read more

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